Tag - Dutch food

sandwich with kroket and mustard, typically Dutch food

Dutch Food – A selection & Cultural discussion

It’s not easy to describe our Dutch cuisine. It’s a mix of many foods, with elements of Indonesian cooking, but especially a lot of simple foods. It’s worthwhile to share those with you, but not every...

oliebollen - dutch donuts - with and without raisins and with icing sugar

What are oliebollen? – The ‘Dutch donut’

Every year, on New Year’s Eve, a pot gets filled with oil and a dough is left to proof on the radiator to make something I wouldn’t make any other day of the year: oliebollen. Oliebollen for me are linked to...

worstenbroodjes - ready to bake

Dutch Food – Worstenbroodjes (sausage rolls)

Before fridges and freezers were invented, we used other methods to keep our food good. Meats especially were vulnerable. Common ways to preserve meat included salting and drying. Another method, which might not...

apple pie (flat) ready to go in the oven

Dutch Apple pie – A buttery crust

An apple pie is one those basic pies that you’ll find at a lot of celebrations in the Netherlands. Eaten with a good dollop of whipped cream it’s a crowd pleaser. Real estate agents would recommend to bake...

poffertjes-in-a-poffertjes-pan

Poffertjes – Dutch Food & Some History

Another typical Dutch food as part of my Dutch food series are poffertjes. Poffertjes look like very small little pancakes, just a couple (maybe 5) cm in diameter! It seems as if these poffertjes were already eaten in...

Dutch kroketten, from the oven

Dutch food – Kroketten & Bitterballen

There aren’t a lot of foods I would immediately call Dutch when someone asks me about Dutch food. Most problems I have are with proper meals, no lasagna (Italian) or paella (Spanish) type of dish for Dutch food as...

Dutch pancake

Dutch pancakes

As you might know, I like making pancakes. After making French crepes it’s now time to make typical Dutch pancakes. Dutch pancakes, in my opinion, are:¬†large pancakes (one pancake should cover the complete surface...